Course Overview

The LGBTQ+ population faces disproportionate health risks. Stigma, discrimination, and a general lack of understanding of specific needs of the LGBTQ+ population reduces access to safe healthcare and services. Learn about health disparities faced by the LGBTQ+ population and the health consequences of ongoing stigma and discrimination. Familiarize yourself with current terms and practice using language appropriately to contribute to improving health equity for the LGBTQ+ population.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Demonstrate appropriate use of language related to LGBTQ+ identities
  • Summarize health risks disproportionately impacting LGBTQ+ communities
  • Explain the effects of stigma and discrimination on the health of LGBTQ+ communities

Duration: 60 minutes

Continuing Education Information: 1.0 Continuing Competency Credits for CHES, 1.0 CPEU for Registered Dietitians